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Seven Steps to a More Authentic, Fresher Attorney Bio

Attorney at Work

Nobody sets out to write a boring attorney bio. It’s just so easy to follow the usual attorney bio format and rarely update or change it — unless there’s a big pitch underway or the firm’s website is being redesigned. The bio becomes an end product of your CV — told in prose form.

Is Sex Assault in Metaverse a Crime?

The Crime Report

A researcher who entered the metaverse wanting to study users’ behavior on Meta’s social-networking platform Horizon World says her avatar was raped in the virtual space within an hour, reports Insider.

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New Hampshire Supreme Court approves new redistricting plan

JURIST

The New Hampshire Supreme Court Tuesday approved a plan to redraw New Hampshire’s congressional districts. The approved redistricting plan uses the “least change” approach, meaning that only five towns will have their congressional districts changed.

Court Forms Online Plus Toolkit

CourtTechBulletin

Courts everywhere should check out the Court Forms Online MassAccess project that was created and maintained by the Document Assembly Line Project at the Suffolk Law’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab in cooperation with the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission’s COVID-19 task force.

Take Control of Your Contracts Without Wrecking the Budget

Manually managing contracts is time-consuming and leaves you prone to errors. Missed dates, overwritten versions, & poor governance leads to frustration & lost revenue. That’s why more businesses are turning to Contract Management Software. Download this checklist to understand what's right for you!

3 Mistakes That Could Be Preventing You From Landing That First Paralegal Job

Paralegal Bootcamp

You went through your paralegal certificate program, and now you’re looking for a paralegal job. But unfortunately, the fact that you have spent all that time and money preparing yourself to become a paralegal can feel fruitless when you are struggling to find that first paralegal job.

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Freedom House report accuses Rwanda of transnational repression

JURIST

Freedom House released its complete report on transnational repression Thursday where it accused Rwanda of being one of the worst offenders. Transnational repression is a phenomena where a country will suppress dissent and target dissidents outside of its borders.

Children Can Develop Severe Hepatitis Following COVID Infection

LegalReader

Research shows children who contracted COVID-19 also experienced liver damage.

Google Earmarks $8M for Job Skills Training for Formerly Incarcerated

The Crime Report

Google announced Wednesday that the company will be dedicating an additional $8 million to its justice reform work initiatives, particularly to help formerly incarcerated individuals reaccess the job force through training and by supporting the development of a national automatic clearance tool for criminal records. .

Guest Post: Climate Litigation in Japan: Citizens’ Attempts for the Coal Phase-Out

Law Columbia

By Yumeno Grace Nishikawa, LLM*. The Supreme Court of Japan may soon weigh in on a growing field of climate litigation in Japan against coal-fired power plants.

Take Control Of Your Contracts Without Wrecking The Budget

Manually managing contracts is error-prone & time-consuming. Missed dates, overwritten versions & poor governance leads to frustration & lost revenue. That’s why more businesses are turning to Contract Management Software. Download this checklist to understand which features are right for you.

India Supreme Court affirms sex workers’ rights, issues directions to government

JURIST

The Supreme Court of India Thursday passed an order affirming that sex workers also enjoy human rights and constitutional rights, and that the police “should not abuse them, […] subject them to violence or [coerce] them into any sexual activity.”

Divided court blocks Texas from enforcing social media law

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with the technology industry and blocked a controversial Texas law that bars large social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter from removing posts based on the viewpoints they express. The justices divided 5-4 in an ideologically scrambled vote.

Drug Addiction Falls on Americans’ List of Concerns: Poll

The Crime Report

Despite an increase in overdose deaths, the number of individuals who said drug addiction is a major problem in their community fell by from 45 percent to 37 percent between 2018 and 2021, r eports the Pew Research Center.

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Retirement and the Unexpected Return to the Office

Attorney at Work

Retirees returning to work is a rising trend in the workplace. Camille Stell interviews attorney Will Graebe on his unexpected return to work and lessons learned. Millions of Americans left the workforce during the pandemic, 4.2 million people between March 2020 and July 2021. According to U.S.

A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

Switzerland high court rules Uber drivers are employees, entitled to benefits

JURIST

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court Friday upheld a ruling to classifying Uber drivers as employees and according them all the rights and benefits given to employees in Switzerland.

Justices allow depositions of Texas lawmakers in Voting Rights Act lawsuit

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning rejected a request from three Texas lawmakers to put off their depositions in lawsuits seeking to block redistricting legislation in that state.

Why Do We Keep Missing Potential Teen Shooters?

The Crime Report

Memorial in Boston’s Copley Square for the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Tx. Photo by (Jesse Costa/WBUR. Last week we experienced yet another senseless school shooting. Nineteen elementary school children and two teachers in the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tx.,

The Clock is Ticking: How to Miss Fewer Court Deadlines

Attorney at Work

Managing an increasing volume of cases and court deadlines– sometimes in multiple jurisdictions – is one of the biggest time management challenges for law firms. . A Tennessee lawyer was suspended and put on probation after failing to file a personal injury case.

Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

Nepal dispatch: local elections reflect support for younger, independent candidates for office

JURIST

Smriti Pantha is a fifth-year student at Kathmandu School of Law in Kathmandu, Nepal. Elections are the hallmark of democratic governance. Nepal held a Local Level Election on 13 th May.

This Week in Rideshare $600K, Seattle, and Swiss

LegalReader

A scooter injury settles big, Washington sets a first, and Uber takes an L. LegalRideshare breaks it down. News & Politics legalrideshare rideshare apps rideshare companies rideshare safety rideshare services this week in rideshare

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The War On Innocence

The Crime Report

At first glance, Justice Clarence Thomas’ opinion in Shinn v. Ramirez , issued last week, seems to constitute just another incremental step towards the right—one more incident in the modern Supreme Court’s campaign to dismantle the Warren Court’s protections for criminal defendants.

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“Hotel California” Law Firm Charged With Ethics Violations for Making It Impossible for Lawyers to Leave

My Shingle

“Relax, ” said the night man “We are programmed to receive” “You can check-out any time you like” “But you can never leave!”

10 Must-Have Features of Plaintiff Personal Injury Case Management Software

This free guide covers the “10 Must-have Features of Personal Injury Case Management Software” that trial attorneys and paralegals should have top of mind when deciding to choose (or switch) to a new legal software.

Amnesty International report documents Myanmar military atrocities

JURIST

Amnesty International released a report Tuesday documenting atrocities committed by the the Myanmar military including the burning of villages, destruction of civilian infrastructure and extrajudicial execution of civilians.

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Don’t Face the Challenge of Divorce Alone

LegalReader

Once your attorneys put the parenting plan in a legal form, you will have to submit it to a judge for approval. . News & Politics amicable divorce children and divorce divorce and children divorce and finances divorce attorney divorce lawyer

Study: Can Criminal Justice Algorithms be Retooled to Serve the Accused?

The Crime Report

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Funding Growth: Are You Starving Your Law Firm?

Attorney at Work

Your firm is likely the biggest wealth creator you’ll have in your life. Instead of starving your firm by pulling out all the profits, continue funding growth — and accelerating profits — by feeding your firm’s war chest. It’s hard to start a law firm.

The Law Firm Billing Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Automated Billing

This guide uncovers how automated billing creates efficient processes that optimize time, improve billing accuracy, and meet current client demands in the legal marketplace.